policeblotter_sfa.jpgA man was stabbed in the head when he tried to get his cellphone back from a thief in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early this morning, police said.

The stabbing was reported at about 1:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Eddy Street.

The 28-year-old victim was approached by someone who asked to use his cellphone, according to police.

The man handed over the phone to the suspect, who then started to walk away. When the victim asked for the phone back, the suspect turned around and stabbed him in the right side of the head, police said.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are considered life-threatening, according to police.

The suspect fled with the phone and had not been found as of this morning. No detailed description of the suspect was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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